It's no secret that WarnerMedia is planning to introduce its own streaming platform in May, and today the company confirmed the release date for HBO Max. The service will be seeing the light of day on May 27 for $14.99 per month.
HBO Max will offer 10,000 hours of content on the launch day, including a vast array of original shows such as comedy series Love Life featuring Anna Kendrick, ballroom dance competition series Legendary, kids crafting competition show Craftopia, and documentary On the Record. For kids, there's Warner Bros. Animation's Looney Tunes Cartoons and Sesame Workshop’s The Not Too Late Show with Elmo. In addition, customers will have access to the entire HBO service, old and new titles from Warner Bros., and new Max Originals every month.
Regarding the company's new offering, Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, said:
"Our number one goal is having extraordinary content for everyone in the family, and the HBO Max programming mix we are so excited to unveil on May 27th will bear that out. Even in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, the all-star teams behind every aspect of HBO Max will deliver a platform and a robust slate of content that is varied, of the highest quality, and second to none."
HBO Max will also feature content from WarnerMedia’s broad selection of motion picture and TV series spanning over 100 years as well as titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more. Third-party series and movies will also be available on the platform.
There's currently no specific list of compatible devices for HBO Max, but its FAQ page indicates it will support smartphones, tablets, macOS and Windows PC browsers, streaming media players, and game consoles. The service will be available to new and existing HBO Now subscribers who subscribe through hbonow.com and are billed directly by HBO as well as AT&T customers.